Dyslexia – Small change, big difference (links and resources)

*Disclaimer: I’m sharing about this because I care about students, colleagues and parents who are affected by it. I’m no expert at this. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about anything. I only reference websites I believe are reliable sources of information.  If there is one myth I could dispel about dyslexia it would be this:…

Undecided fear

Once, I gave a journal prompt on ‘My fears’ to a class of 9-year-olds. Here are the top 3 most common fears: Ghosts The dark High places While reading their journal entries, I started reflecting on my own. At that time, I concluded that my fear was of death. I don’t want to die. Who…

Edinburgh – Hike up Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat is the highest peak of a set of hills formed by an extinct 2000-year-old volcano set in Holyrood Park. It’s 251 metres above sea level and provides a great view of Edinburgh City. That’s what I Wikipedia-ed. When I heard about Arthur’s seat, I just assumed it was shaped somewhat like the throne for a…

8 thoughts in transit – Internship 101

When I thought about myself working outside of teaching, I imagined getting a job in an office where I’m the most junior in the team that’s only part of a larger department doing things like running a marketing campaign for instance. I pictured myself being the clueless person taking notes, following instructions given by senior…

Teachers are salespeople (presentation slide repackaging resources)

“Because you’re such a good salesman, and if you go work for a company, they’re going to use you as a salesman. If you’re going to be a salesman, you might as well be selling something worthwhile, like education” -Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture While teaching, I’ve never forgotten this quote. Every teacher knows that…

Stay foolish, stay hungry? – Post job interview musing

I’m hoping that someday when I look back at this blog post, I would be laughing at how ridiculous I am feeling right now. It’s one of those times when I feel like OMG this is immense and my heart does leapfrogs in my chest cavity while I try all the deep breathing techniques that…

Life after recess – The food coma and the sugar high (Free Lesson Resource)

It’s after recess. There are 2 groups of students. The ones who are sleepy The ones experiencing sugar high We’ll have to pick our battles here. Wake the drowsy or tame the wild? It’s like a ‘would you rather’ question from classroom management hell, especially if the principal coincidentally strolls past your classroom. So, you keep your…